"Unseen Lines" text detail (c) Dianne Bowen
Drawing is like taking a line out for a dance, sometimes it's a heavy metal slam dance, sometimes it's as structured as a waltz, and sometimes it's a virgina reel and I'm just switching hands and partners, pencil, paint, paper, film...

An artist's journey making sense of the world through art, language and conversation.

annotated Bio/CV


Dianne Bowen is Brooklyn-born New York artist living and working in the East Village, New York. Bowen’s nomadic studio practice leads her to create works in various locations within the US and Abroad. Her “Studio Fresca” allows her to create and conceptualize her art within a mobile temporary space. Her work encompasses drawing, installation, painting, video, original artist books and poetry. Bowen’s work while formally addressing drawing pushes the boundaries of what it means through various combinations and mediums. Through conceptually complex systems Bowen examines and translates audible and inaudible information bouncing faster than the speed of light. Her work explores sound weaving in and out of internal and external space tracking and locating these conversations from the depth of nothing and everything. She has developed and created unique concepts and approaches to how she creates her work; she uses what she terms original code poems, natural drawings and natural graffiti. 

Dianne Bowen’s work has been shown extensively in New York City and abroad. Her work has been included in international gallery and museum group shows as well as solo exhibitions in New York and Italy with Galleria Ninapi. Exhibitions of note include; 7th Biennial, A.I.R. Gallery, NY, NY, 2007, curated by Connie Butler, Chief Curator, Drawings and Prints, MoMA, New York, NY, “Dimmi Tutto”, solo exhibition, Galleria Ninapi, Ravenna, Italy, 2012, The NADA Art Fair New York 2013, with AS Artists Studios curated by Curator and Art Critic, Jill Connor, and “One of Kind” Unique Artists Books”, AC Institute, NY, NY curated by Heide Hatry,   Cartiere del Polesine s.p.a “Rivers Of Air”, curated by Tobia Dona, Rovigo,Italy, Ravenna, Italy, 3013 Drawing Biennial, curated by Chiara Fuschini, 2014. Public art commissions include:15’ x 15’ Mural PS 3 The Charette School for art and music, NY NY  “Reading is fundamental”, 1999, Paint Out Mural “It’s All Good”, depicting the cultural history of the Lower Eastside Community. NY NY sponsored by LES BID Inc 2005, “The Windows Project,ashes2ashes” Easthampton, MA, Easthampton Cultural Council, WPA Artists, 2006, Mural project, Stratford House Bronx Community Center Library, Bronx, NY 2007.Currently her large scale out door interactive drawing mural “Wild Is The Air” is on view in The East Village, on Houston Street between 1st and 2nd Avenue in the park organized by First Street Green Space. Bowen’s work has been reviewed in numerous publications as well as in public and private collections MoMa in Whales, The Ontological Museum in Fort Worth Texas, Private collection Cartiere del Polesine, Rovigo, Italy. Publications of note; “Art in Dialogue” film documentary screened in the independent film festival at the Museum for New Art, Parnu, Estonia, 2006, Art in America, June/July 2007 “Girls, girls, girls” by Carey Lovelace pg. 90, 2007, and Praeteria “artist-writer-artist” interview with Philip Hartigan,2010. In March, 2013 and 2015 Bowen’s work was featured in “Maintenant” Dada Art and Poetry Journal published by Three Rooms Press. Recently her work was included in a small group show in Matera, Italy curated by art critic and Professor Pino Nicoletti which has been extended to August 2015, published in "Maintenant 9"journal of contemporary Dada writing and art published by Three Rooms Press, as well as a small group show at the ISE Cultural Foundation in Soho, NY curated by Lovina Purple.

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